I Chose My 9mm Ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ninjatoth, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    After reading an article by Chuck Hawks,I decided to order what he says is the best manstopper 9mm ammo.It is the Corbon 115 grain JHP +P.He says that all Ruger pistols are capable of handling it,even my cheap P95.I know I should have ordered alot more of it to make sure it feeds reliably,but it is so expensive that I only got one box.I know I will get flak for only ordering one box,but I will order more when I can afford it and hope no one tries to break in during the meantime,or at least hope it feeds if I need it.The 20 round box is like $23,and add $14 for shipping,that's $37 I have to pay for 20 rounds,so you can see how it would be hard to put the reccommennded 200 test rounds of that ammo through it.
     
  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    At least you have some. Buy more when you are able.

    Check out the Speer Gold Dot 124gr for your next purchase. Good stuff, and should work in your Ruger just fine.
     

  3. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I like the P95. Ruger makes good guns. Ive never had a problem with my P95 not liking anything. Have you ever had a problem with any ammo in yours?
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    be careful of anything that magazine writers say in articles. most of them recieve payment for promoting products and writing favorable articles. go read articles covering just about any product and you will just about never see a bad word written about even the worst product.

    opinions written for profit have little bearing on facts. gun writers will often recieve guns or samples of products and will plop a firearm out ont he desk take a look at it and write glowing reviews of the range time they spent in blowing winds and rain that prevented them from truly testing the gear they got from that dealer. so they publish the article then ship the firearm back cosmoline still in the barrel...

    that isnt to say the ammo you have chosen is bad just make sure that your taking the advice of a paid reviewer with a shaker of salt.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Ditto on the 124gr Gold Dot.
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Beware of anything written by Chuck Hawks as he is really opinionated and facts are elusive to him...
     
  7. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    I haven't fired too many shots through it yet,maybe 200.I think it was a box of Blazer that gave me a couple of jams,but other than that,it hasn't given me any problems.I went through 50 magtech fmj and 50 remington JHP without any issues.I really need to get out there more with it,I only own 15 rounds of ammo which I rotate from magazine to magazine every once in awhile to stretch the springs.
     
  8. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    After you get a chance to test that new ammo please keep us posted as to the results. I am curious how it will go.
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Want the HOT ticket for 9 mike mike?

    Buffalo Bore 9mm Luger +P+ Ammunition

    Runs great in my BHP and it screams at 1426 fps M.V./519 lb/ft M.E.

    That hits as hard as their .45 ACP +P! (1,150 fps M.V./543 ft. lbs M.E.
     
  10. canebrake

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    You are doing more damage to the springs by frequently rotating the ammo than leaving them in compression.
     
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    +1 Jon.

    "Being of the old school - the very old school - I wish to warn youthful readers against putting their faith in 'gun writers.' These people have a right to their opinions, but these opinions should not be taken as incontro-vertible. As a youth I was led astray on a number of subjects and had to learn of my errors by personal field experience. The fact that a man "has been there and done that" does not necessarily mean that he knows what he is talking about. Read as much as you wish, but read critically, and then submit your conclusions to the test. This is not always possible, so read carefully, read critically, and then reserve judgment." Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Cooper (1920-2006)
     
  12. carloglock19

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    I'm using Gold Dot 124+P for PD bought this after reading what some of the senior members on here were suggesting. I normally load my mags the night before going to the range just for convenience but I also keep one with all 15 in on hand which I just cycle through when I hit the range so I always have 1 full just in case I guess this would be a good way to work on the spring.
     
  13. TXnorton

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    Cane - can you elaborate on that statement? I am not challenging you here, but I had always assumed the opposite. I had thought that (over time) magazine springs left in the compressed condition could lose some of their pre-tensioned strength (creep). If I remember my mechanical engineering design classes from 34 years ago correctly, a coil spring is actually under torsional stress when it is compressed.

    I'd rather believe that you are correct, as rotating loaded mags for my AR's, AK's and various auto pistols is a real pain in the a$$!
     
  14. canebrake

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    My statement, “You are doing more damage to the springs by frequently rotating the ammo than leaving them in compression.” is based on both experience and education.

    There are three basic spring issues that affect proper magazine feed.
    1. The mag itself. It must be dimensionally to design. If not, it doesn't matter what you do to the spring, the damn thing will not feed properly. This is why I only buy premium magazines for carry. (Tripp's)
    2. Clean and lube. You MUST keep your mags clean. You clean your pistol every time you fire it, why not the mag? At the very least, wipe it down and examine the follower for wear, primarily the slide-stop interface. You should have a pistol, mag-specific cleaning brush. At minimum, once a year, disassemble the mag and examine the spring, follower and base-plate for wear. If no obvious issues clean, lube and reassemble. If you find something, or just feel anal about your mag springs, go here: ISMI Gunsprings and pony-up the $8 to re-spring. As to the lube, LIGHTLY wipe down the parts with Rem Oil or any CLP of your choice. NOTE: LIGHTLY wipe down, NOT spray! Heavy lube (with suspended dirt and lint) is the source of many feed headaches.
    3. Use. The chief issue that wears a spring out is repetitive cycling to fatigue. (Not typically catastrophic, but certainly diminished memory.) It is the persistent alternating stress that ultimately causes this fatigue. I ignore anyone who advises periodically unloading then reloading the magazine. Without this cycling, a quality, clean and lubed mag with current technology springs (Such as IMSI, gun springs is their only business.) can, and will sit fully loaded for a year with no diminished function. Canebrake says “You can take that to the bank!”

    Please go to the ISMI web site and read. You will be enlightened!
     
  15. TXnorton

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    Cane - Thanks for the reference, I'll go get my self (re)educated! BTW, I like the idea of not rotating my loaded mags - less work!